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G&K Services Canada Returns as Platinum Sponsor of the 2015 APEX Conference


March 2, 2015
By Business Wire News

MINNEAPOLIS

G&K Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:GK) will be returning as the platinum sponsor of the annual Achieving Professional Excellence (APEX) Conference, hosted by York University’s Schulich School of Business in Toronto, from March 5 through 8, 2015. The APEX Conference creates a forum for leaders from academia and industry to share their experiences, insights, and expertise with 150 undergraduate student delegates from leading universities across Canada. G&K will sponsor the conference’s opening dinner on March 5, where Deen Maharaj, Director of Human Resources for G&K Services Canada, will be one of the keynote speakers. Additionally, G&K will provide branded apparel and laptop bags for conference attendees.

“We are delighted to once again support the APEX Conference,” said Kevin A. Fancey, President of G&K Services Canada. “We are investing in the leaders of the future by providing the participants with a comprehensive view of the business world and helping them to develop the soft skills vital to their future success.”

Founded in 1998, APEX places unique emphasis on the importance of soft skills in the business world and aims to help students improve these essential skills, something that is not typically taught within the classroom setting. Students attend a number of keynote presentations, workshops, and diverse industry panels. In addition, the conference offers numerous networking opportunities with corporate representatives and other top business students. For more information, visit www.apexconference.com.

G&K Services has supported the APEX Conference for the past 10 years, as a part of the company’s broader efforts to assist organizations that promote education and workforce skills development in both Canada and the United States. For more information on G&K’s community involvement, visit www.gkservices.com/community.

About G&K Services, Inc.

G&K Services, Inc. is a service-focused market leader of branded uniform and facility services programs in the United States, and is the largest such provider in Canada. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, G&K Services has nearly 7,800 employees serving approximately 170,000 customers from 165 facilities in North America. G&K Services is a publicly held company traded over the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol GK and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600 Index. For more information visit www.gkservices.com.

G&K Services, Inc.
Jeff Huebschen, 952-912-5773
Director, Investor Relations
Jeff.Huebschen@gkservices.com